CEDAS E-News - July 2016


Introduction to CT Supplier Connection

CT Supplier ConnectionCEDAS Board of Directors welcomed Gary Breitbart, Program Director for the CT Supplier Connection, to the CEDAS Board meeting on June 28th and learned about the benefits for the program for Connecticut's small and diverse suppliers.

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CEDAS 2nd Quarterly Meeting - July 21st

Julie Nash, Economic Development Director for the City of Milford will host the CEDAS 2nd Quarterly Meeting.

Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut, Kristina Newman-Scott, will lead us through the ins and outs that make Connecticut's arts an asset that supports economic development. The afternoon will start with a performance by Pantochino Productions and will be followed by a panel discussion focused on using the arts as an economic driver. Following the panel discussion, the City of Milford will host a cocktail networking event. 

This is a free event, but you must register here.

CEDAS at the Travelers Championship - August 3rd

Save the date and RSVP for the CEDAS Quarterly Meeting August 3rd at the Travelers Championship. Program information to be posted soon.

RSVP here...

Next CEDAS Board of Directors Meeting to be held in New Haven

As you know the NEDA 60th Annual Conference will be in New Haven at the Omni Hotel.  With many CEDAS board members part of the planning committee, we will be holding the next CEDAS board meeting on July 26th in New Haven, immediately following the conference planning session.  

More info...

Member Spotlight!

Our members are in the news and on the move! Member spotlight is one of our most-enjoyed sections!  Put your name in lights, and send us a blurb about you or another member. Contact

CEDAS would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest member, Kevin Bielmeier, the director of Economic and Community Development for the Town of Milford. 

Monthly Reminders

JOB OPPORTUNITIES - CEDAS shares job opportunities through our newsletter and website at no cost to our employers. Reach 500+ professionals every month by sharing your opportunities through CEDAS. Please send job listings to

CEDAS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2016 - CEDAS is proud to connect members to great opportunities to learn, grow professional skills and network. Scholarships are available for many variety of events, classes, seminars and programs throughout the year. 

EVENTS - Check our events calendar on for regularly updated events. Whether you are a member or not, please consider submitting evens as well as newsworthy items for our monthly e-news. 

PAST E-NEWSLETTERS - Missed an e-newsletter? Check out the past newsletters on our website

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS REWARDS - The membership committee would like to encourage you to renew today so you don't miss out on all of the wonderfully planned events, programs, and of course, funding resources available to you in 2016. The committee also welcomes referrals - encourage your colleagues to join today by contacting

IN THE NEWS - Have you been published? Did you give a lecture? Have you or your organization been profiled or quotes? CEDAS wants to highlight your contributions in future newsletters and the website. 

Contact us at today!

Upcoming Municipal Economic Development Training

CERC and CEDAS are booking future dates for our FREE municipal economic development training, which is custom tailored to specific towns(s) and designed to help those who impact economic development to work more collaboratively together. 

Upcoming trainings include:
  • West Haven 7/21
  • Wilton 9/14
  • Wallingford 10/5
More info...

NEDA Conference 2016

Sept. 11-13, New Haven
The Northeast's premier economic development conference is coming to New Haven this fall. Conference program and registration is available now.  
Learn more...


November 30, Hartford
Save the date for CERC's annual celebration of economic development successes throughout the state. More information coming soon!
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